Workshops

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left: Keith Lewis at Tacoma Metal Arts Center, right: Colleen Cotey at Children’s Museum of Tacoma.

09/13/14, 09/20/14, 09/27/14, 10/04/14, 10/11/14

Blacksmith Class
Learn basic blacksmithing techniques and how to make your own tools with a variety of hands-on projects each week. Possible projects include plant hangers, candlestick holders, fire pokers, decorative hooks, and barbeque skewers.

Tacoma Metal Arts Center, 3833 6th Ave.
11 AM – 3 PM
$295
253.227.1694
tacomametalarts.com


TMAC_BeginningJewelryWkshp10/05/14

Beginning Jewelry Workshop
Perfect for anyone who has always wanted to learn jewelry-making but never had the time. Class covers metalsmithing fundamentals; use of studio equipment like torches, hand tools, rolling mill, and hydraulic press; and how to set up a home studio.

Tacoma Metal Arts Center, 3833 6th Ave.
10 AM – 5 PM
$95
253.227.1694
tacomametalarts.com


10/08/14

Metal Lathe Class
Learn to use a metal lathe so you can create your own pistons, machine parts, screws, fasteners, knobs, and more!

FabLab Tacoma, 1938 Market St.
7 PM – 9 PM
$60 member, $75 non-member
253.426.1267
fablabtacoma.com


TMAC_MetalEtching10/12/14

Jewelry Workshop: Metal Etching Made Easy
Discover creating raised patterns in metal without any special equipment! This is the full-meal-deal from transferring images onto metal to etching a variety of alternative metals using a low toxic and safe method. The results are a beautiful bracelet and the knowledge for how to make your own unique texture sheets or patterned metal for signature designs.

Tacoma Metal Arts Center, 3833 6th Ave.
10 AM – 4 PM
$75 plus materials
253.227.1694
tacomametalarts.com


 CMT_OysterWkshp10/16/14

Wire Oyster Making with Colleen Cotey
Join artist Colleen Cotey to create wire oysters indicative of the Pacific Northwest. Bring a treasured trinket for incorporation. Registration required.

Children’s Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave.
2 PM – 4 PM
Pay as you will
253.627.6031
playtacoma.org


 10/18/14

Jewelry Sand Casting Class
Learn to sand cast aluminum jewelry! Class designed for beginning casters.

FabLab Tacoma, 1938 Market St.
2 PM – 5 PM
$40 member, $50 non-member
253.426.1267
fablabtacoma.com


10/25/14

Plasma CNC Router 101
Learn how to set up a job on the computer and cut an example shape out of light gauge steel. The CNC Plasma cutter can turn CAD drawings into metal art.

FabLab Tacoma, 1938 Market St.
2 PM – 5 PM
$50 member, $65 non-member
253.426.1267
fablabtacoma.com


10/29/14

Welding 101
This two-hour class covers welding and plasma cutting safety, positions, and techniques.

FabLab Tacoma, 1938 Market St.
6 PM – 8 PM
$60 member, $75 non-member
253.426.1267
fablabtacoma.com


TMAC_BeginningJewelryMetals11/01/14, 11/08/14, 11/15/14, 11/22/14

Beginning Jewelry / Metals
Covers metalsmithing fundamentals including sawing, filing, stamping, hammering, and texturing, and that is just the first day! Also covers bezel setting stones, making rings, chain fabrication, and lots of soldering. Students will be guided step-by-step in the use of studio equipment like torches, hand tools, rolling mill, and hydraulic press.

Tacoma Metal Arts Center, 3833 6th Ave.
11 AM – 3:30 PM
$210
253.227.1694
tacomametalarts.com


 11/11/14

Jennevieve Schlemmer – Fiber and Wire Demonstration
Guest artist Jennevieve Schlemmer will demonstrate fiber and wire sculpting techniques at Pacific Gallery Artists’ monthly meeting.

Asia Pacific Cultural Center, 4851 South Tacoma Way
7 PM – 9 PM
Free
pacificgalleryartists.org

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